A day with Patrick Thaden
Thaden Armory, 23 September, 2006



I found Patrick Thaden originally on the web and noticed he only lived a few miles
from me, so I gave him a call to see who he was.
We agreed to visit each others shop and talk, so in the morning Patrick came down to
Richardson to view my lay-out.
In the afternoon we drove to Denton to see Patrick’s place of work. Patrick showed us
some of his projects he currently was working on, which was a Italian style suit in
1050 carbon steel. This was very interesting to me because I only worked low carbon
steel in the past.

Patrick was a good host and we enjoyed the tour of his shop, if you have the
opportunity to visit with him, it is worth the time.

(Click on Patrick's armor mark above to visit his site)


Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4
1
Patrick in his shop
2
The lay-out
3
The lay-out
4
This was new to me
it is a gas saver.
Picture 5 Picture 6 Picture 7 Picture 8
5
Patrick showing us his
beltsander he build
6
He is heating the
metal before he
drives the steel.
7
Working the edge
of the breastplate
8
The same as 7
Picture 9 Picture 10 Picture 11 Picture 12
9
The breastplate
10
One of the current
projects
11
Same as 10
12
The pauldron
Picture 13 Picture 14 Picture 15 Picture 16
13
The inside
14
The Italian style
looks great projects
15
One piece elbow-cop
16
Left Arm
Picture 17 Picture 18 Picture 19 2nd Picture 20
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Right Arm
18
Great view of the
sliding rivet
19
Right Arm
20
Well formed grieve



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